Volunteer Educator

Opportunity ID: 2984

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Humane Society
Address: 45 Hurst Way
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3
Website: http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca
Organizational Description: To protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Volunteer Educator position supports the WHS In Your School program. The goal is to educate youth on pet empathy, safety, and welfare.

The WHS In Your School program involves; a description of the work done by the WHS, a curriculum linked presentation, an activity to complete with the group, and often times a supervised animal interaction. Animal interactions will generally be paired with a WHS Dog Ambassador.

Presentations last for 30 minutes for grades K & 1 and 45 min - 1 hr for Grades 2 - 12.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Model, to children, appropriate approaches to and handling of pets.
-Integrate "teachable moments" into the presentations.
-Bring the energy & enthusiasm to every presentation to ensure every customer has an unforgettable experience.
-Maintain appropriate routines and systems.
-Notify the education manager of any concerns/ questions promptly.
-Share responsibility for maintaining effective communication within the education team.
-Maintain safety of children and pets at all times.
Skills Required: -A well-projected voice with the ability to speak in front of groups.
-Enthusiastic individual.
-Excellent communication skills with the capability to talk to people of all ages.
-Knowledge and understanding of animal care and related welfare issues.
-Teaching background and/or experience is helpful.
- Keen interest working with children or youth.
- Must provide a clear criminal background / child abuse reference check.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Great opportunity for university Education students; skills developed include public speaking and interaction with students in a classroom setting.
Age: 18-30
Time Commitment: Daytime
Offer an Educators training this winter to equip our volunteers with the skill necessary to be able to assist in our education bookings.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=879468681
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2019